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    Related Title Recommendations
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    Live statistics available for the entire collection as well as for any title


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    Management elements not available to library users


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    Perpetual Access licensing
    Most  book titles are available for single or multiple-user licensed purchase.


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    Include these open access sources in your search 


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    Anonymous User Support
    "Patrons" may use most dèsLibris features without a personal account